“Where's The Wheat? Farmers, Foodies Want To Bring Grains Back To The West Side”

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By TOM BANSE  JAN 31, 2018


Grain to Glass, Time for Pacific Northwest Malts to ShineBy Catie Joyce Bulay. July 2018, Sip Northwest.

WSU-bred barleys delivering unique Northwest beer flavors. By Kevin Murphy. WSU Barley Breeder, WSU Department of Crop and Soil Sciences

Cascadia Grains Conference looks to the future of craft malt. By Catie Joyce Bulay. February 19, 2018. Wine and Craft Beverage News.

Where’s the Wheat? The Fight To Bring Grains West of the Cascades. By Tom Banse. Jan. 31, 2018. Northwest News Network

Clif Stories. Clif Bar and Company. January, 2018. clifbar.com


Don’t Call It Wheat: An Environmentally Friendly Grain Takes RootBy Eilís O’Neill. February 8, 2017. KUOW.

Bread is Broken. By Ferris Jabr. October 29th, 2015. The New York Times.



Against the Grain. By Michael Spector. November 3rd, 2014, The New Yorker.

Discovering Western Washington Grains in a Glass. By Sylvia Kantor. January 7, 2014, WSU News.

Rebuilding West Side Grain Economy. By KayDee Gilkey. January 6, 2014, Northwest Farm and Ranch Report.

Could Wheat Farming Return To West Of The Cascades? By Anna King. January 3, 2014, Northwest News Network.

In Which Top Chefs Have Their Minds Blown by Scientists. By Tom Philpott. October 4, 2013, Mother Jones.

Bringing Barley Back. By Tiffany Woods. Winter 2013, Oregon’s Agricultural Progress.

Grist for the Mill: Bringing Local Grains Home. By Lola Milholland. March 6, 2013, Edible Portland.

Demand grows for heirloom, other specialty grains. By Steve Brown. January 2013, Capital Press.

Local Grains – Not Just for Bread Anymore. By Gail Nickel-Kailing. January 2013, GoodFood World.


Kicking the Commodity Habit: On Being Grown Out of Place. By Stephen Jones. Fall 2012, Gastronomica: The Journal of Food and Culture.

Local Farmers Going Against the Grain. By Cody Bay. November 2012, Seattle Magazine.

Wheat’s New Wave. By Rebekah Denn. October 2012, Sunset Magazine.

Ancient grains can help prevent cancer, heart disease and high blood pressure. By Consumers Union of United States, Inc. (via Washington Post). August 2012.

The Death of Farmbrain. By Amy Halloran. November 2012, The Morning News.

Where there’s a mill, there’s a way to revive local farms. By Greg Atkinson. September 2012, Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine.

When Did Our Daily Bread Take a Wrong Turn? By Gail Nickel-Kailing. July 2012, GoodFood World.

Local Grain Production in the Skagit Valley. By Karen Hills and Stephen Jones. Spring 2012, Bread Lines (Bread Bakers Guild of America).